Developing What Works Best
BID Learning Network
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OUR
BELIEF

Better data,
plus better
decisions
will lead to
better health
outcomes.

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PROGRESS IN 
DEMO COUNTRIES.

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BID
LEARNING
NETWORK

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OUR
VISION

Countries’
health services
are empowered
by improved
data collection,
quality and use.

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BID INITIATIVE
PHOTOS & VIDEOS

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News From The
BID Learning Network

Aug 1, 2017

BLN Webinar: Identifying and Addressing Challenges in Deploying an Electronic Registry - The Ghana Health Service Experience

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch this month’s webinar entitled “Identifying and Addressing Challenges in Deploying an Electronic Registry: The Ghana Health Service Experience." Introducing electronic registries in sub-Saharan Africa where internet connectivity and electricity are not always reliable, come with a lot of challenges, including errors and compromised data quality. In this webinar, the presenter shares how the Ghana Health Service has developed an e-registry within the District Health Information Management System 2 to collect, manage and analyze transactional case-based records at the community level for maternal and child health as well as TB management services.

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The BID Learning Network is your network. Get involved and help shape the outcome.

The BLN brings countries together to identify shared problems and test shared solutions that can be applied in a few countries and then deployed at scale in many.

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Community
News

Sep 4, 2017

Massive Ebola data site planned to combat outbreaks

More than 11,000 people died when Ebola tore through West Africa between 2014 and 2016, and yet clinicians still lack data that would enable them to reliably identify the disease when a person first walks into a clinic. To fill that gap and others before the next outbreak hits, researchers are developing a platform to organize and share Ebola data that have so far been scattered beyond reach.

Aug 24, 2017

If you want to see how delivery drones should work, look at Africa

Zipline, a Californian drone-delivery startup that has been delivering blood to Rwandan clinics since October, announced today that it’s expanding its operations into neighboring Tanzania. This is an ambitious expansion from a company that has only been in operation a few months: At 364,900 square miles, Tanzania is roughly 35 times larger than Rwanda.

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Our Guiding Principles

This initiative has been built around the following key principles to help ensure its success:

  1. Utilize a coordinated approach.
  2. Country ownership and capacity development.
  3. Interoperability.
  4. Innovation.
  5. Sustainability.
  6. Openness.
  7. Strategic reuse.
  8. Research, monitoring and evaluation.
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Our Comprehensive Approach

Products

Products

From electronic immunization registries to simple pen and paper, all countries have tools to collect data. We will support and enhance systems already in place for improving data collection and analysis.

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Policies & Practices

It’s not just knowing how to use data collection tools. It’s also about being empowered to take data and turn it into information you can use to make informed decisions.

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People

Everyone has something to learn and something to teach. The BID Learning Network is a platform to offer ideas, share perspectives, and provide feedback. It will directly influence the BID Initiative’s approach.

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Packaging

The BID Initiative's holistic solutions will be packaged so that learnings and tools will be available for others to adopt, add to, and tailor to address country-specific issues.

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